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This 3 cd set of John Coltrane's 1963 sessions can be purchases separately, or in a 5 cd set along with the essential Both Directions at Once which came out earlier in the year. This compilation features John Coltrane in a variety of settings, at the July 7th Newport Jazz Festival with Roy Haynes sitting in Elvin Jones' drum spot, a at Birdland on October 8 with his quartet of McCoy Tyner/p, Jimmy garrison/b and Elvin Jones, and  some March studio work that had him with both his quartet and vocalist Johnny Hartman sitting in for a classic and restrained session. The various sessions and personnel reflect a restless spirit that was searching for not only a sound but a worldview as well.

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